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Girl in Trouble: An Interview with Alicia Jo Rabins

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Inspiration has never been a big part of my process. I much prefer deadlines. Al regel akhat, on one foot: Tell us about your latest Jewish art project. My songwriting project, Girls in...  more

On Politics and Prayer

By Alden Solovy
Torah, prayer, and politics mix. Even in an elections season that has been characterized as bitter and nasty, void of civility or compassion, the Torah does not let us off the hook. Torah, prayer...  more

Why We Need a Prayer for the Electorate

By David Zvi Kalman
A Prayer for the Electorate allows us a moment in services to recognize that civic engagement can be religious engagement, that tzedek is often fulfilled through public policy. I...  more

The Shul/Church Project: An Interview with Zoë Cohen

By Ritualwell
I don't consider artistic creation to be any more spiritual than any other creative endeavor... cooking, writing, cleaning, singing, and child-rearing. Ritualwell has launched a new series of...  more

Remembering Regina Jonas, First Woman Rabbi

By Rabbi Annie Lewis
For many years, Regina’s story of becoming the first woman rabbi was forgotten, tucked away in archives, lost among ashes. This Shabbat, the 27th of Tishrei or October 29th, we honor the yahrzeit...  more

From Water to Water: A Conversion and a Taharah

By Ariana Katz
It was a week filled with water—starting with my partner Ever’s conversion to Judaism by immersion in the mikveh, the womb of the universe that moves us from one state of being to the other....  more

What Will We Seal?: Teshuvah in an Election Season

By David Ebenbach
Berosh hashanah yikatevun u've'yom tzom kippur yekhatemun. On Rosh Hashanah it is written, and on Yom Kippur it is sealed. Judaism believes in doors—or, in the metaphor of the High Holy Days, gates...  more

Mending Spirit: An Interview with D'vorah Horn

By Ritualwell
Ritualwell is excited to introduce a new series of interviews with Jewish artists on art and spirituality. Our first featured artist is D'vorah Horn. Learn more about Mending Spirit: Art for Healing...  more

JewBelong Guides for Rosh Hashanah

By Archie Gottesman
This probably isn’t breaking news, but there are plenty of Jews who don’t go to services on Rosh Hashanah for lots of different reasons.  This probably isn’t breaking news, but there are...  more

Exploring the Soul in New Podcast "Kaddish"

By Ariana Katz
Here I was ... singing about the purity of souls with a room full of Reconstructionists: queers, gender outlaws, patrilineal Jews, and so many of us who are so used to being reminded that our souls...  more

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